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I mean at the end of AS I had ACCC, and got an AAA offer, and ended up with A*A*AD.... that was a competitive year too, as the last one before fees went up fewer people opted to take a gap year. We'll agree to disagree on OP's chances!
Yeah...well, I think you're in the minority. Did you have a fifth choice that was in line with your ASes? OP doesn't. OP is putting themselves at risk of no offers, which is certainly not advisable.

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Yeah with predictions i can achieve it
Huh? I don't know what you mean. I'd really advise being at least realistic about where you might get or not get offers from, let alone your grades.
Also I don't see why you made this thread if you were going to insist that you could make the grades.

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Yeah...well, I think you're in the minority. Did you have a fifth choice that was in line with your ASes? OP doesn't. OP is putting themselves at risk of no offers, which is certainly not advisable.

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No I didn't as I applied through UCAS extra so I could only apply to one university at a time. Fair point about having one though, I would advise OP to switch their least preferred choice out of those for one that is easier to get into.
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My teachers know me well
sorry but i dont think they'll predict you AAA? if they did i honestly fear for your application.
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sorry but i dont think they'll predict you AAA? if they did i honestly fear for your application.
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Why did you underperform at AS then if you and your teachers believe you're capable of AAA?

Have a serious think about where you're applying and whether your predicted grades are realistic. Universities will be able to see both your predictions and your AS grades and as they won't know your capabilities like your teachers, they'll question the high predicted grades.
I'm predicted AAA ok. I'll certainly get offers
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I'm predicted AAA ok. I'll certainly get offers
No you won't certainly get offers. With that attitude it won't get you anywhere.

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No you won't certainly get offers. With that attitude it won't get you anywhere.

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Yes i will.
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Yes i will.
Have fun possibly taking a gap year because you didn't listen to people. You made a thread asking for opinions but you won't change your mind anyway.

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I'm predicted AAA ok. I'll certainly get offers
I'd be amazed if you get those grades and get offers, let alone if you get by in life with that attitude and delusion of grandeur you have.
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Guys, if they've made their mind up about wanting to achieve highly this year don't start raining on their parade. Yes, by all means OP needs to have a fairly safe option but if they're aiming high and know what they're capable of doing - why be so negative?

I'm in the same position OP. I've gone entirely high-risk with my application this year (wouldn't advise it) but I know what I can achieve and believe that I will reach my predicted grades this year - last year and the one before were unfortunately plagued with extenuating circumstances - but the point still stands.

OP, you're ambitious, I like that keep it up! However, you better be prepared to work your butt of this year! Listen to everyone, take on their advice and slam in an proper insurance choice.

Good luck.

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Guys, if they've made their mind up about wanting to achieve highly this year don't start raining on their parade. Yes, by all means OP needs to have a fairly safe option but if they're aiming high and know what they're capable of doing - why be so negative?

I'm in the same position OP. I've gone entirely high-risk with my application this year (wouldn't advise it) but I know what I can achieve and believe that I will reach my predicted grades this year - last year and the one before were unfortunately plagued with extenuating circumstances - but the point still stands.

OP, you're ambitious, I like that keep it up! However, you better be prepared to work your butt of this year! Listen to everyone, take on their advice and slam in an proper insurance choice.

Good luck.

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OP's attitude is a bit of a stinker, though. Unless OP had extenuating circumstances he really needs a backup.

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(Original post by Princepieman)
Guys, if they've made their mind up about wanting to achieve highly this year don't start raining on their parade. Yes, by all means OP needs to have a fairly safe option but if they're aiming high and know what they're capable of doing - why be so negative?

I'm in the same position OP. I've gone entirely high-risk with my application this year (wouldn't advise it) but I know what I can achieve and believe that I will reach my predicted grades this year - last year and the one before were unfortunately plagued with extenuating circumstances - but the point still stands.

OP, you're ambitious, I like that keep it up! However, you better be prepared to work your butt of this year! Listen to everyone, take on their advice and slam in an proper insurance choice.

Good luck.

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That's one word for it.

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OP's attitude is a bit of a stinker, though. Unless OP had extenuating circumstances he really needs a backup.

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Indeed he does.

SCAR H
You have been given a pretty consistent message in this thread (which you started, after all), one you can ignore or not as you choose. If your teachers really are prepared to predict you AAA in spite of those AS results, they had better put something convincing in your reference about (a) why you underperformed at AS level and (b) your prospects for improving on those results so much that AAA is a realistic goal. "I know I'll get the grades" is not and never has been an approach that convinces admissions tutors. Without that backup in your reference, your chances of getting offers from the unis you have mentioned are extremely small, if they exist at all.
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How can you be predicted AAA with BBC?
lol I got ABB and I'm predicted AAB.

Basically right your predicted grades are over inflated.
Apply for lower entry grades pal apply for one or two higher but don't get your hopes up. They'll be able to see that your predicted grades are over inflated because of your AS grades anyway.

Better to be safe than sorry and even if you get an offer its not a place they can still say no.
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Are my choices sensible?
I have 5A*'s and 4A's at GCSE, AAAA in AS and I am now predicted A*A*A in A2
I am applying to study Law at:
Cambridge (A*AA)
Nottingham (A*AA)
Bristol (AAA-A*AB)
Cardiff (AAA-AAB)
Southampton (AAA-AAB)
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Are my choices sensible?
I have 5A*'s and 4A's at GCSE, AAAA in AS and I am now predicted A*A*A in A2
I am applying to study Law at:
Cambridge (A*AA)
Nottingham (A*AA)
Bristol (AAA-A*AB)
Cardiff (AAA-AAB)
Southampton (AAA-AAB)
Looks reasonable to me
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I got the same AS results BBC and have been predicted AAB. I am also only applying to Unis that are AAB, simply because I'm aiming for A*AA atleast. I think its good to aim high but it really depends on the person and their circumstances e.g my coursework was a mess this year (got an e) which brought my grade down significantly, plus I only revised 2-3 days before AS exams.
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Applying for geography so not massively competive

My grades: D + BBC (AS)
Predicted: AAA

Unis:
Exeter - AAB
Manchester - ABB
Manchester - AAA
UCL - AAA - ABB
Southampton - ABB
Its surely possible, don't worry about that. I'm far from the best consultant on this but my only concern is whether the Uni's will look at the C and question how you will jump to 'A'?
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